Daily Archives: August 25, 2023

Vinoteca sold to private equity firm, saving 150 jobs

Last week, the group warned it was on the brink of collapse after struggling to cope with inflation, spiralling energy costs and train strikes. Vinoteca had already closed down its 4,500 sq. ft. venue in Birmingham in May, a decision that left the team ‘heartbroken’. The company’s five upmarket wine bars in London were then plunged into jeopardy after the …

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Great summer drink ideas: Cocktails, spirits and no-alcohol alternatives

The weather might have been a bit hit-and-miss this summer – but that doesn’t mean your seasonal drinks selection should be the same. Of course, there are plenty of refreshing summer wines to choose from. However there are numerous other options to explore. This is the time of year when long drinks rule: thirst-quenchers that are simple to prepare and …

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Regional profile: Nuits-St-Georges & 22 wines tasted

‘The forgotten beauty of the Côte,’ says Thibault Liger-Belair of the town, Nuits-St-Georges. Without a doubt, he is right. Despite its prime location, it is often overlooked — or at least underestimated — by Burgundy lovers today. And yet, Nuits-St-Georges is a marvellous destination for staggeringly good red wines from the Côte de Nuits that still offer value even in …

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The sommelier suggests… Saperavi by Jarrett Buffington

Jarrett Buffington. Jarrett Michael Buffington (@dr.buffington) is an American-born sommelier currently residing in Australia, and participating in wine immersion experiences around the world. Keen to broaden his horizons, Jarrett gained sommelier experience in Seattle, Napa Valley, New Zealand, Adelaide and Tasmania before settling in Sydney. As a recipient of the 2022 Taylor’s Port Golden Vines Diversity Scholarship through the Ge?rard …

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Viña San Pedro Syrah Elquí Valley 1865 Selected Collection Desert Valley 2020 $33 (93 points)

Dark and brooding, delivering a complex mix of garrigue and toasted peppercorn, with an undercurrent of dried violet that joins a rich, unctuous core of bacon fat–laced roasted plum and blueberry preserves. Picks up olive and espresso bean notes on the finish, which shows tremendous depth and length. Drink now through 2030. 1,100 cases made, 200 cases imported. Source : …

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